The past week has been filled with some of my favourite things – friends, food and sunshine. I always feel better when the sun is out and there a few things that beat spending time some quality time with some wonderful friends.
Here are some things that have been making me smile this past week…
Spending time with friends . Despite living in the same city as most of my friends sometimes we don’t see each other for months. This week I was lucky enough to see some friends a number of times in the space of a few days, for chats in the park and plenty of food.
BoJack Horseman. It seems odd to put such a tragic show on list of things that make me smile but… it’s just so good! I think Season 3 is the saddest and most bizarre season yet and it is just excellent. The underwater episode, Fish Out of Water, is BoJack at it’s finest – gorgeous animation and a hauntingly beautiful storyline that looks at isolation and communication. Diane, Todd and Princess Carolyn arcs are great to watch as always, and Mr Peanutbutter’s character has really been rounded out this season. And the ending… woah. Needless to say I’m eagerly awaiting Season 4. If you’ve watched it yet let me know – I need more people to talk about it with!
The Barbican. Last weekend I went to a screening at the Barbican, spent some time in the sun by the lake there, and remembered how cool it is. I used to work there and I always find working somewhere tends to take the lustre off places, but going back I was struck at how lucky I was to work there. There are so many great outdoor spaces in summer and walking around you kind of feel like you’ve stepped into another world, with all the brutalist concrete and secluded spots. And then there’s the art on top of that! I’d definitely recommend a visit if you’re ever in London.
Listening to Shura‘s new album ‘Nothing’s Real’ on repeat.
This album is basically the perfect combination of sparkle and sad. It’s poppy and 80s and it makes me feel like a teenager, and all the crushing and longing that goes with that.
Finding nature in the city.
I am that person taking photos of every flower She comes across, the weirdo taking a photo of strangers’ front garden (we all do it right?) I love finding little pockets of nature in London and you can take a look at some of my snaps here